Might go out to students, just as a reference to make sure everyone's set up okay for doing net stuff in Scheme.
(1) Install the appropriate version of drscheme, probably located at:
http://download.plt-scheme.org/drscheme/ (1a) Windows-specific:
- (don't know yet) [Gentoo users: drscheme is in the tree and should emerge quite happily]
(2) Run drscheme as appropriate for your platform.
(3) If it asks you for a programming language, proceed to (4), otherwise select "Language -> Choose Language..." from the menu bar.
(4) Select "PLT -> Pretty Big"
This will allow you to use mzscheme libraries.
(Is this right? We talked about using PrettyBig in class. Which is right? --DrewHarry)
(We'll need "at least" Textual to use mainstream scheme. Lynn uses Pretty Big because ... I dunno. She likes extra features? Anyhow, Textual should work. -KatieR)
(I changed the recommendation to just using Pretty Big because... well, it's bigger, and it's what Lynn and I talked about. -SeanMcb)
Some things to keep in mind
Usually when you open Drscheme, it'll give you a window with a top panel and a bottom panel. The top panel is the "definitions" panel: this is where you'll probably want to write most of your code. The bottom panel is the "interactions" panel and acts like a command line Scheme interpreter. When you execute the code you've written in the top(definitions) panel, Drscheme will *reset* the interactions(bottom) panel. Previous interactions will be lost.